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PBS
Jan 25, 2013 2:30pm PST
. >> live continues to get harder for many. one company currently experiencing surprising growth is samsung. it has announced record profits driven by impressive sales of smartphones. success is putting pressure on apple which lost its slot today as the most valuable company in the world. our technology correspondent reports. >> six years ago, the iphone was unveiled by steve jobs and went on to define the smartphone industry. now samsung has grabbed the lead. it is a giant conglomerate that makes everything from televisions to washing machines. it is smartphones that have transformed its fortunes and now contribute more than half the profits. their offering new smartphone users the same experience as apple for less. >> we're offering an attractive experience at an affordable price. for those who want to use facebook and e-mail, they do not need to pay the top of the range to get those services. >> apple has delivered outstanding results this week, but its shares have slid amid worries of its ability to come to something new. in the last quarter of 2012, it made over 8 billion pounds in pro
PBS
Jan 15, 2013 2:30pm PST
that could revolutionize the way we make things. this promotional video from samsung shows one view of the kind of gadgets but could emerge. paper thin, flexible, three- dimensional. there is a huge potential, according to the scientist who started the research. >> take any big-name, ibm, samsung, intel, all those companies are very excited about what can be done with this material, what this can be used for. >> graphine is seen as so valuable, it is now part of the global contest. there is a race to export it. britain was first to investigate this strange new substance, but it is not clear who will get the most out of it. quakes graphine, remember that name and remember that you heard it here first. that brings us to oppose. you can get updates all day on our website. from all of us here at world news america, thank you for watching. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu. newman's own foundation. and union bank. >> at union bank, our relationship mana
PBS
Jan 17, 2013 12:00am PST
. and why they would expect it to be different this time i don't know. but now android is samsung there's one guy half of all the units in north america. samsung. >> one company, a south korea company is one half of all the android operating systems in america? >> the same size as apple on a unit basis so if you're an applications developer you look at apple as more attractive because people pay a lot of money for xwraps and not so much on android. part is because there aren't as many apps and they don't work as well because it's harder to make one app work across everything. now that samsung is big i think he developed for samsung only which means google is going to lose control of their own operating system. they've already lost control of the part done by amazon so i would have -- the thing that's so amazing to me is that the big companies have huge opportunities now. microsoft owns skype, the telecommunications, the most important telecom system in the emerging world they have 400 million active users which is more than the number users of windows these days. >> rose: 400 million --
PBS
Jan 30, 2013 7:00pm PST
. remember samsung is getting ready for its brand new launch of its new samsung galaxy s4. apple is actually bringing the launch of next iphone 5s. so, the sooner they get it out the better. >> reporter: once out, they will be available on all major u.s. carriers, and it looks like the subsidized price will range from $149 to $199. still, will people beyond diehard blackberry fans actually buy the phones? >> start with suzanne's question i was a long time blackberry user. about a year ago, i finally switched. why should i switch back? >> you know the famous home button on the bottom of the device, you don't need this anymore. you don't go in and out of applications. you have it all at your fingertips at the same time. and you can take action on it without opening any other applications. >> reporter: but, if you're worried that blackberry isn't hip enough for you, the company had one more surprise: a new addition to its payroll. our new global creative director, ms. alicia keys. >> they did a very nice job. they brought the product out in a successful manner. now the issue is will it sell or
PBS
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
's been growing speculation the tech innovator is losing its edge to competitors, particularly samsung with its popular galaxy smartphone. finally, today there were reports apple dramatically cut orders for iphone 5 components, due to weak demand. to be sure, apple has not confirmed soft sales with hard numbers. but, experts it would not surprise them if consumers were sour on iphone 5. >> it may be significant, we just came through the consumer electronics show and virtually all of the high profile phones that were introduced there had very large screens. some manufacturers like samsung have done very well with screens that are five inches or more in size. the iphone 5 is a four inch screen. >> reporter: apple is still far more profitable than any other consumers electronics firm in the world. but, analyst's celestial expectations have led to a crushing fall for apple shares. since hitting a high of $705 in september, the stock has lost nearly 30%. the selloff has trigged a big debate on wall street. are the shares cheap enough to buy, or is the market darling done? apple bulls argue
PBS
Jan 30, 2013 2:30pm PST
for excitement and success, we are not taking they will overtake apple or samsung. if a chief 5% market share, a home run. >> a far cry from the glory days when their shares peaked at over 48 canadian dollars. today, they are around 15 canadian dollars. that is a fall of 87% in just over five years. >> it is unlikely they will ever be a leader because google and apple, they have so much momentum. the opportunity is to make to become the third ecosystem. >> introducing the blackberry helmet. >> a humorous note to how addictive we were to blackberry. in technology, fortunes rise and fall fast food to the question is, can blackberry's fortunes rise again? -- in technology, fortunes rise and fall fast. the question is, can blackberry's fortunes rise again? >> the injury suffered by an activist in pakistan were so intense that a piece of her skull ended up in her abdomen. now, they will prepare to remove it and put it back in her skull. the doctors said she had made a remarkable recovery. >> her injury was life- threatening. a recovery so far is described as remarkable. weeks after malala yousafza
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 2:30pm PST
show. >> samsung came up with a very interesting 5.5 inch flexible screen that kind of makes you imagine all kinds of possibilities
PBS
Jan 31, 2013 12:00am PST
. >> samsung. >> rose: samsung is coming on strong. they're the star of place where's you used to make big speeches. >> none of them understand software that deals complex information, like microsoft does. in fact, really only of those, google is the only one that is it are movie a software company. and so the good news for mace is that the magic of the future-- visual recognition, speech recognition, letting you navigate rich amounts of information-- that is very software centric. and the needs services, your memories, that will be kept in the cloud for you. that kind of plays to microsoft's strepgz. now, we need to show people that's the case by building these wonderful new cloud services. if you want to look at what your kids did or what you did in the past, now it's so hard. you've got photos here leathers there, bills over here. it's completely disorganized. in the future, with the right privacy controls which is a tricky part of it, your whole life of where you went, going back and sharing things with others you think they would be interested in. it's going to be utterly different. w
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
phenomena, blackberry and iphone. now samsung increasingly is leading. and you can lose whole industries that way. other industries: the batteries in cars, the manufacturing of the cells. that's something that's coming to be dominated by the asians. hybrid vehicles and so forth. there's a reason those things didn't happen first in the united states. >> tom: american innovation and competition around the world. peter morici with us, he's with the university of maryland. thank you professor. >> take care. >> susie: selling the holidays to the world. mike hegedus found a company that's thriving despite intense competition from outside the united states, and also making its signature products right here in america. for the barrango corporation, every day is christmas. >> reporter: you wouldn't know it, but what you're watching is american ingenuity on display for the whole world, a blueprint to recovery for u.s. manufacturing. actually, it's only in guatemala city, but it was conceived, designed and made in america. the world's largest christmas tree-- 8,300 branches, over 1.5 million l.e.d.
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm PST
to competitors with five-inch screens like samsung. because apple shares are so widely held, many investors tonight are wondering what to do with them. perhaps apple is no longer considered a growth stock. but, is it already low enough to be considered a value play? suzanne pratt, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: joining us now with more analysis on apple, and those microsoft earnings, collin gillis, technology analyst at b.g.c. partners. thely for apple their growth is slowing down. it is not the type of growth that wall street labels growth stock. when you see that market sell-off today it has put apple evaluation clearly into the value territory. >> susie: all right but let's just say that apple comes out with a bunch of really cool new products, maybe that ame tv we keep hearing about. would that make apple a growth stock again? >> you know, and so there's always that potential. you know, what investors need to see is what is the innovation that's going to be coming out of apple in the future. and that level of innovation isn't is in question right now. we haven't seen any new dynamic prod
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
-- will be apple, google, microsoft and samsung. and what will start with wired watches and glasses will eventually blossom into a world wide web of t-shirts, blouses and sweaters. >> it depends on how thin and light you want to make this. companies like i.b.m. are working on some flexible substrates that will really allow for the creation of wearable electronics. clothing. >> reporter: that's not all i.b.m. is working on. futurist trevor davis says the tech giant now has software that taps into social networks and predicts what people will wear. but does this mean style-setter anna wintour will be replaced by a supercomputer? >> i don't think anna wintour is out of a job too quickly. there's always going to be room for art and some intuition here. but what we can do with our software is take the delay out of it. >> reporter: the fashion craze i.b.m. sees coming in 2013: steampunk. >> it's a retro-futuristic look. it's victorian high fashion meets industrial workwear. it's an obsession with things like brass. it's an obsession with things like cogs and gears. >> reporter: steampunk is still a bit t
PBS
Jan 11, 2013 3:00pm PST
expensive devices. samsung came up with a very interesting 5.5 inch flexible screen that kind of makes you imagine all kinds of possibilities of how ot screen can be used. you can, for example, bend a screen in your hand if you are holding on to say a subway rail and reading an ebook with the other hand and fold it into the cup of your hand. these are really interesting possibilities. and it creates new markets and new avenues for growth for these companies. >> in recent years companies we really didn't think of as makers of equipment, amazon, gooeling, microsoft, places that have earned their bones in other parts of the computing or communications business were big players at the consumer electronics show. is that still the case? >> those big very cutting edge innovaters in the smart phone and tablet in particular are actually not really here at the consumer electronic show. but they are certainly felt here in that there is a lot of floor space dedicated to accessory to its iphone o for example. but apple doesn't even have a booth here. google doesn't either and amazon has a small presenc
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